Management of the Two Dental Developmental Anomalies in Two Maxillary Incisors for Improved Esthetic Appearance: A Case Report

Thiyezen A. AlDhelai1 , 2 , * Open Modal Authors Info & Affiliations
The Open Dentistry Journal 24 Nov 2021 CASE REPORT DOI: 10.2174/1874210602115010698



The presence of a developmental dental anomaly in maxillary incisors usually affects esthetic appearance. Therefore, gemination and supernumerary teeth are considered anomalies and need a careful and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment.

Case Description:

This clinical report presents a 10-year-old girl complaining of the esthetic appearance of her anterior maxillary teeth. Clinical and radiographical examinations revealed a maxillary geminated permanent left central incisor and a supplemental supernumerary permanent right lateral incisor. The treatment has been performed in different stages, including preventive, conservative, surgical, and orthodontic treatments. Thus, the large geminated incisor has been restored to its normal shape, and the problem of anterior incisor crowding resolved through alignment.


Dental anomalies in the anterior segment are common and need time during treatment. Selective grinding for the large geminated incisor and the extraction of the supplemental tooth followed by orthodontic treatment may be the right decisions that a dental practitioner may consider during the management of such cases.

Keywords: Gemination, Maxillary incisors, Selective grinding, Supplemental, Supernumerary, Dental anomalies.
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